If File Exists Action
<AMIF ACTION="text [options]" FILE="text" EXCLUDE="text" ISNEWERTHAN="datetime" ISOLDERTHAN="datetime" ATTRFILTER="text [attribute mask]" "RESULTDATASET="text">
Causes the steps following this action to execute if the specified file is in the specified state. If not, execution follows the next Else or End If action, whichever comes first. Wildcard characters can be used.
To set up conditional actions depending on the state of a file.
Specifies the type of check to be performed.
The available options are:
exist: The If block will be executed if the file exists.
not_exist: The If block will be executed if the file does not exist.
accessible: The If block will be executed if the file exists and is not locked (in use by another application).
not_accessible: The If block will be executed if the file exists and is locked (in use by another application).
Specifies the full path and file name to check.
Specifies the name of a dataset to be created and populated with the file data for the file that caused the If block to be executed. In addition to the standard dataset fields, the dataset will contain the following:
Name: the name of the file
Size: the file size
CreatedOn: the file creation date
ModifiedOn: the date the file was last modified
AccessedOn: the date the file was last accessed
Causes the action not to look for files matching the masks specified. File names or wildcard masks may be used. Multiple entries may be specified by separating them with a pipe symbol (|), for example: *.txt|*.bak
Causes the action to look only for files newer than the date/time specified. If this parameter is left blank or not included, the date of the files will be ignored (unless limited by the Only if older than [ISOLDERTHAN] parameter).
Causes the action to look only for files older than the date/time specified. If this parameter is left blank or not included, the date of the files will be ignored (unless limited by the Only if newer than [ISNEWERTHAN] parameter).
This group of settings causes the action to filter which files to look for based on the attribute settings of the source files.
In visual mode, a group of controls are provided to assist in the selection of this parameter. In markup mode, a single text item must be specified that contains the attributes of the files you wish to look for.
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
More on setting custom step description
This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
More on Error Handling Options
All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.
More on variables
More on expressions
More on the expression builder
NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMMESSAGEBOX>The file exists</AMMESSAGEBOX>
<AMIF ACTION="accessible" FILE="C:\FolderName\*.*"
EXCLUDE="*.doc" ISNEWERTHAN="%DateSerial(2007,02,01) +
TimeSerial(00,00,00)%" ATTRFILTER="-s" RESULTDATASET="IfFileDataset">
<AMSPEAK ENGINE="automatic">A file is accessible.</AMSPEAK>